JR. AND SR. KINDERGARTEN ( 3.8 – 5.8 yrs) (Ratio 10:1*)
- Please note that the ratio will be 15:1 if the class size is 15 students or less.
This program offers an advanced curriculum, far exceeding Ministry of Education standards. The program combines the Montessori Method and the Reggio Emilia Approach to learning. Using Montessori materials, children absorb complex skills in Language Arts and Mathematics. During project work, children then apply acquired skills as they develop their higher-order thinking skills. Project work allows children to construct knowledge through social exchange. As children collaborate and debate with their peers, they “construct” their own knowledge, thus developing a deeper and more meaningful understanding of various topics discussed. Project work is an authentic way for children to learn, as all subject areas are integrated within the project; Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Visual Arts, Phys. Ed., and Drama, To complement the program, French and Judo are taught by specialized teachers.
Parents receive monthly newsletters and curriculums outlining objectives, important events, and reminders. Report cards are distributed for first and last term; progress report is distributed for second term. Parent-teacher interviews are scheduled before the first term reporting period. Any further communication between parent and teacher and/or the Director can be made by email, telephone, or by appointment at any time throughout the school year. Homework is assigned daily and a detailed curriculum is available upon request.